The Department of Sociology is offering a PhD scholarship in Sociology. The aim is to work on an IRCHSS funded project investigating the effects of family structure on family wellbeing and child outcomes. The work will examine the Growing Up in Ireland survey data and include missing data imputation and advanced modelling techniques such as, propensity score matching.

The Department of Sociology at the University of Limerick has a strong background in research methodologies and a long-standing interest in social exclusion and inequality. The department is interested in developing its research strength in the area of the family. The appointed research associate will consult with the Family Support Agency who provided funding for this project through IRCHSS.

Masters degree in Sociology, Economics, Demography, Social Statistics or related discipline.

Applicants are invited for the above post, starting January 24th, 2011, or soon thereafter.

- Masters in Sociology, Economics, Demography, Social Statistics or related discipline.
- Strong background in quantitative research methods.
- Experience with statistical software packages such as Stata or SPSS.

- Experience with the statistical software package Stata.
- Experience of working with large survey datasets.
- Knowledge of relevant advanced statistical techniques.
- Research experience in the area of family dynamics and wellbeing.
- Experience of working in teams.
- Publications commensurate with stage in career.

Faculty/Department: Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences/ Sociology

Title of Post: Research Associate in Sociology

Contract Type: Specific Purpose

Salary scale: €28,334 p.a. pro-rata

Informal enquiries about the post can be directed to:
Dr Carmel Hannan
Department of Sociology
Ph: + 353 (0) 61 202076

Note: To apply follow the link PhD scholarships. The deadline for application for the PhD scholarship in sociology, Ireland is 06 January, 2011.

Please mention on your application while applying for this scholarship.

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